National Capital Region (Ottawa) Chapter

2016 Chapter Meetings  
Meetings will be at 101 Centrepointe.

No meetings in July and August.

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (approx)


Ben Franklin Place
Room 1C
101 Centrepointe Drive (Main intersection, Baseline Rd. &  Woodroffe Ave)
Nepean, ON



LINKEDIN - National Region Chapter

Presentation by Ralph Coco - at the March 2016 Chapter Meeting
"Sprinkler Monitoring Products"

Presentation by Steve Wallace - at the February 2016 Chapter Meeting
"Visual Alarms, Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms"

Presentation by Victor Wooton, Manager of A/T Firestop and Fireproofing Solutions Inc., A Specialty Firestop Contractor 
 "Firestop: What is it, Why important, Who is responsible, Where required and How to meet code requirements"

Smoke Alarm presentation from our November 2015 chapter meeting.
"Smoke Alarms – Ontario, NCR Chapter Meeting Presentation November 2015"

Presentation from our June 18, 2015 chapter meeting.
Presentation by Marc Fortin, Eng., Technical Advisor Canadian Codes Centre, NRC Construction on the topic of proposed changes to the 2015 National Building Code of Canada. Discussion on changes to Part 3.2.4 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems  & Part 9.10 Fire Protection.  This presentation is a highlight of the changes related to fire alarm systems that will be introduced in the NBC and NFC.  

Presentation at our December 2014 Chapter meeting:
"Inspection and Testing of Power Supply and Emergency Backup Power"
Presented by Louis-Philippe Gagnon, Fire & Security Systems Group, ULC of Canada Inc.

Presentation at our Nov 19, 2014 Chapter meeting:
‘BATTERIES’ – presented by Jason Taylor, Technical Specialist, OEM Support , GS Battery - Canada
·         “UL” designation
·         Battery Life
·         Testing
·         Inspection
·         Trouble Shooting


CFAA-NCR September Meeting

May 2014 Chapter Meeting presentation
OBC Requirements for Emergency Power and Fire Rated Wiring

Presentation from our January 2014 meeting:

2012 OBC Changes
Summary of key changes to Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems for CFAA
January 22, 2014

Backgrounder:  Fire Alarm related 2012 Code changes

(Information obtained from the MMAH Consultation for Potential Changes for the next edition of the Building Code, October – November 2010)

CAN/ULC-S561-03 Presentation by Alan Cavers, Ottawa 2013
Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems

Fire Alarm Door Hardware - Problems and Solutions  presentation by Gerry Atkin, Ingersoll Rand

The TSSA presentation that was given at our November 2013 chapter meeting.

Technical Seminar date October 15, 2014, location Carleton University, Ottawa - visit for more information or to register


National Capital Region (Ottawa) Chapter Directors 2016/17


Rob Clark
Vice President
Ottawa Community Housing Corp.  

Chris Mahon

Viking Fire Protection Inc.

Gerry Landmesser
Acting President & Life Member
Mircom Group 

Paul Latreille
Morrison Hershfield
613 739 9886 ext.1022316            

Eric Vaillancourt
Pageau Morel

Marc Corbeil 
Building Code Services Branch
City of  Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 12785

Bruce Nolan


James Derks
Tyco Integrated Fire & Security

Ken Kent
Brown's Fire Protection
Jordan Mallette
Siemens Canada Limited